I first bought the phone in January 2012, back then it was one of the greatest phones available. Had no problems, gaming was great, couldn't complain about my first smartphone. Still had some minor problems like the camera, which didn't have zoom, the battery, which for a heavy user like me was a bit of an inconvenience, and the small internal memory that caused some lags at time. Still, it was a very good phone for me, because I'm a gamer and I play a lot of games.
I first had a huge problem in Summer 2012, when it broke down and it wouldn't start up. I was lucky though, because a simple Android update solved it.
The phone worked for a while untill April-May this year when the touchscreen stopped working at times. After a few days like this, the touchscreen didn't work at all. After a week or so, the phone broke completely. At a GSM service, they told me the CPU was broken, the phone couldn't be repaired.
My experience with the phone was great while it lasted, shame it has so much problems. Kinda justifies why Sony didn't release an ICS update for it, because they knew the phone isn't reliable at all. If it didn't have all these hardware and software breakdown problems, I wouldn't have problems reccomending it to anyone. Anyway, do not buy this phone, because it is old and unreliable nowadays. I am going to buy a HTC Desire 500 or an LG Optimus F6 as a replacement for this phone
Guys, i need a great help from you. Can u tell me which smartphone is better this model i.e. Xperia Play R800i or Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562? Concerning its running, it upgradation, charging time and durability(Battery lasts for how much?) Plz guys, help me out, i've got to choose one between these 2 and i don't want to regret any of my decision. Hoping for comments, it's really urgent.
Aussie, 20 Dec 2013My 15 year old son is hassling me to buy him one for xmas and I just wanted to know if it is w... moreYes, Aussie it's perfect as stated above, i've been using it for nearly 1 and a half year, it's good and worthwhile. Moreover, you can upgrade it up to ICS, i, myself wanted to ditch this phone but after realising that it had so many functions and features, i've changed my mind. For being a smartphone of year 2011, i got a lot of interesting features such as Camera with 5 MP, front camera and it's a playstation phone. The only setback is its camera doesn't support zooming. Hope that will help you in your decision making.
Aussie, 20 Dec 2013My 15 year old son is hassling me to buy him one for xmas and I just wanted to know if it is w... morem not gonna say the xperia play is bad.... but it does have some features a bit out dated...4 eg: the gingerbread os... n the rear cam is 5 mp.... i rather suggest u to buy him d canvas 4 which has jellybean os....along with 1gb ram and 16 gb intrnl memory.....n its also a bit cheaper than xperia play n u can run many high graphic games also the psp games...... and it is much faster
My 15 year old son is hassling me to buy him one for xmas and I just wanted to know if it is worth buying? I wanted to buy him a Lumia 520 Nokia or a Sony Xperia E or even a Htc desire 300. Are any of these phones better then the PLAY? Any comments would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance
The mobile phone doesn't support zooming, unlike in other mobile phones: is there any application which supports zooming?
How can i download android 4.1 at my Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY?
foldkatana, 01 Dec 2013ive been usin this fone for 2 years now, so let me share u this fone weaknesses. 1.dont ever d... moremy xperia play has lost its touch
what should i do to make it come back
i mean it does not respond to touch again ]
I would NOT use this phone. It has serious software related issues that prevent it from being useable. If Sony had the guts to make a sequel to this, they would. But they didn't. Switching back to my Note II and getting this phone refunded!
Having this phone for 2 year, best phone for playing emulator games, ppsspp gba N64 , superb
Hello my name is Vicente. i live in Chile. i am 11 years old. for Christmas this year, I receive an xperia play. What game should I buy first for my xperia play?
my favorite games are final fantasy, megaman (megaman 2 is my favorite), super smash bros. I like racing games too like mario kart.
I do not like fighter games like mortal kombat.
thank you for helping me!
ive been usin this fone for 2 years now, so let me share u this fone weaknesses. 1.dont ever drop this fone very hard or never drop it at all even if by accident cuz this fone touch screen is very sensitive, or else u would have to change ur digitizer $$$ (digitizer for xperia play won't cause u much as much as samsung though: need to replace digitizer n lcd 1 set.. :-P) 2.when ure typing very fast, there's a lag gap of fonts to load especially when ure using a firefox browser. 3.this fone is not build for browsing the internet longer than 4 hours. i've tested it on firefox browser, the battery runs out very fast on ya. x_x 4.network connection sumtime gets disconnected n reconnect afterward when ure browsing. even though its not always happening, it still vexed me. who wouldn't want a stable connection rite? :-P 5.having ur phone memory on heavy usage (probably below 50mb free of space on mnt) this fone would go into lag mode n when ure forcing it to do multiple things, itll restart. x_x so there u hav it~ ^_^v other than that, this fone is great n a must hav for gamers who loves to play their hd games anywhere anytime playstation styled. (not suitable for games that require bigger space to saved game on mnt such as 'wild blood') this fone is bolted wit stereo speaker (i love the sound of it ^_^ ) n last longer (around 12hours or longer) when playing music. wish there were sum fone tht can top this fone on PlayStation button gaming fone!! Lol~ :-P
Bottom screen doesn't work at all. I can't even touch my space bar. But I really enjoyed the games
Hitman Shah, 24 Oct 2013I want to buy this phone but I'm stuck in the middle as I want to buy the Nokia Lumia 620 as w... moreyou chould not buy this phone. i have one of these myself and its not very fast, you wont be able to use it for too long, becouse it will get overheated. if you type it wont really catch up and if you've been browsing for too long, it can mess up your typing and it will crash. when it does crash, you need to open the back and you will need to remove the battery (which will be very hot,so be carefull) and then you will need to put the battery back in. (sorry for bad english)
yhatz, 25 Apr 2013where do i get ps1 emulator and free games?tyPs1 emulator is PlayStation pocket so you just have to find on Google
Hitman Shah, 24 Oct 2013I want to buy this phone but I'm stuck in the middle as I want to buy the Nokia Lumia 620 as w... morewell this only connects to the playstation and the nokia conects only to the xbox